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Don’t withdraw army from North: Anandi Shashidharan

26 April 2019 07:50 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former Northern Provincial Council Minister Anandi Shashidharan has requested that the security provided to the North be strengthened and that the army should not be removed from there because of the prevailing situation.

She told the media that the Army and police security should be beefed up to ensure the people’s safety though she had earlier urged the government to withdraw the army from the North.

Ms. Shashidharan said the government should take the complete responsibility for the bomb attacks on Easter Sunday.

"Had the government acted on the intelligence reports they received, it could have averted a disaster of this magnitude," she said and added that all Sri Lankans should rise together as one nation against terrorism and the government should do its utmost to ensure the safety of all the citizens.

"Those who are from Islamic extremist groups and have links with international terror outfits should be arrested without delay," Ms. Shashidharan said. (F. Aslam)

  Comments - 12

  • D Wijewardena Friday, 26 April 2019 07:58 PM

    Haa machan... Ela

    Dillan Friday, 26 April 2019 08:14 PM

    Only LTTE and his supporters think of tamil people.tamil politician think of their personal benefit. I like your statement

    John K Friday, 26 April 2019 09:21 PM

    Hey why you need the security? Earlier you people were noising to withdraw the forces from there and why now? First of all feel we all Srilankans and it’s our nations and they police and army is our pride no mater which race and religions we belonged hence mind your thong and as a Politician guide the people accordingly

    Be Fair Friday, 26 April 2019 09:22 PM

    I thought you were not in favour of the SL Armed Forces....??????

    Jihan Friday, 26 April 2019 09:23 PM

    Is Vigneswaran agreeable to this? Oh and where is he.. silent.

    S.P.Ramkumar Friday, 26 April 2019 09:41 PM

    Now only you understand the value of Our forces. What were happened are unfortunate. We will see future fortune as a collective nationals of SriLanka.

    K.Pushparajah Friday, 26 April 2019 09:43 PM

    It's great from you

    Prasanna Friday, 26 April 2019 09:47 PM

    Dear Ms. Shashidharan. Thank you for being so straightforward, and having the courage to change your position on security. We are definitely all Sri Lankans, and should act in unison to destroy terrorism in all its forms. God Bless you all.

    Dhanush Friday, 26 April 2019 09:48 PM

    Our government wanted these kind of statements .... May be that's why there were not taking any actions

    Aja Friday, 26 April 2019 10:05 PM

    When the pan is getting heated you need our forces

    kumar Friday, 26 April 2019 11:09 PM

    Are you out of mind? What makes you to think that Sinhalese army do anything good for Tamils. They will use this opportunity to crush the Tamils more and more. People should reject these opportunists.

    anton mcdonald Saturday, 27 April 2019 01:21 PM

    My friend the LTTE tortured the Tamils too. They looted their own community. The Tamils live in peace without them now. Jaffna appears to be safe compared to other areas. In a war there are pros and cons and there will be deaths and distraction. The LTTE also used people as human shields and fired at the forces. Ultimately the Tamils had to sacrifice more lives to end the war. We are happy to hear what Anandhi says. At least now she realises that the presence of the Forces in the north is vital.

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